SYDNEY -- 4 OCTOBER 2018 -- Twenty percent of all data breaches reported to the Australian Information Commissioner in the first six months of 2018 occurred in the Australian health care sector. Just under sixty percent of these data breaches were caused by human error. With the Australian health care sector accounting for the highest number of reported data breaches across all other industries in Australia, can you afford to take risks with how you manage your patients’ information?
If you are a private sector health care worker and if you collect, hold, use, store and safeguard health information, you need to know how to manage and protect your patient’s personal information. Knowing the ins and outs of the Australian Privacy Act 1988 and what you can and cannot do with the patient information that you hold is fundamental to complying with the Australian privacy legislation and protecting your patients’ privacy.
In collaboration with Calabash Solutions, Donna-Leigh Jackson has developed an online privacy training module “Introduction to the Australian Privacy Act 1988 & a practical application of the Australian Privacy Principles for private sector health service providers” which centres on protecting patient personal information for private sector health care organisations. In this training module, we cut through the legalese to take a commonsense, practical view of the Australian Privacy Principles, to see how they apply to the Australian private health care sector and the people who work there.
If you work in health care, this online training module looks at your privacy obligations under the Australian Privacy Act 1988 and how you should be handling your patients’ personal information. This training module is designed for health care workers with little or limited knowledge of the Australian Privacy Act 1988, and little or no awareness of their responsibilities for protecting patients’ personal information. It’s also ideal for those who want to brush up on their Australian privacy legislation knowledge.